1949, Secretary of State, PJBD
Base File, 1942-52, File: Newfoundland Bases (Oct.
is the senior advisory body on continental defense.
Pressing the goal forward was an array of some 80 treaties, more than 250 memoranda of understanding, numerous bilateral committees such as the more than 60-year-old PJBD
, and Canada-US planning groups, some also in existence for decades.
One of the first documents on the subject was submitted by Lieutenant General Maurice Pope, chairman of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission in Washington and a member of the PJBD
As the 1994 Defence White Paper puts it, the PJBD
has "served as a window on Canada-US defence relations for more than five decades.